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Toplines - Nevada Presidential Election - October 2, 2008

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Nevada Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted October 2, 2008
By Rasmussen Reports

1* How do you rate the way that George W. Bush is performing his role as President? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

8% Excellent

17% Good

29% Fair

44% Poor

2% Not sure

2* 2008 Presidential General Election Match-Ups

McCain

47%

Obama

51%

Some Other Candidate

1%

Not sure

2%

3* Favorable Ratings

Obama

McCain

Biden

Palin

Very favorable

37%

30%

22%

34%

Somewhat favorable

16%

24%

30%

16%

Somewhat unfavorable

17%

22%

20%

13%

Very unfavorable

30%

24%

24%

35%

Not sure

0%

0%

5%

2%

4* In terms of how you will vote for President, are you primarily interested in National Security issues such as the War with Iraq and the War on Terror, Economic issues such as jobs and economic growth, Domestic Issues like Social Security and Health Care, Cultural issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion, or Fiscal issues such as taxes and government spending?

23% National Security Issues

50% Economic Issues

13% Domestic Issues

3% Cultural Issues

8% Fiscal Issues

2% Not sure

7*Overall, who do you trust more on economic issues and managing the economy—John McCain or Barack Obama?

47% McCain
49% Obama
4% Not sure

6* Fine… who do you trust more on national security issues such as the War in Iraq and the War on Terrorism— John McCain or Barack Obama?

52% McCain
45% Obama
4% Not sure

7* Which is more important, creating economic growth or reducing the income gap between rich and poor?

63% Creating economic growth
29% Reducing the gap between rich and poor
8% Not sure

8* Which is more important to John McCain, creating economic growth or reducing the income gap between rich and poor?

67% Creating economic growth
12% Reducing the gap between rich and poor
20% Not sure

9* Which is more important to Barack Obama, creating economic growth or reducing the income gap between rich and poor?

29% Creating economic growth
62% Reducing the gap between rich and poor
9% Not sure

10* Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

2% Excellent
6% Good

30% Fair

62% Poor

0% Not sure

11*Are economic conditions in the country getting better or worse?

6% Better
82% Worse
8% Staying the same

4% Not sure

12* Do you own at least $5,000 worth of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other investments?

67% Yes
31% No
2% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence